The Ford Ecosport 2017 is coming soon. This will be a facelfit however, there are multiple changes made to it. The Ford Ecosport will get changes in its appearance. There will be an all fascia on this SUV. The rear also has some amount of changes too. A new 1.5-litre petrol engine is offered and the dashboard has seen major changes. So the layout is different from the current one. Some additional features will be offered too.
The Nexon is Tata Motors’ first compact SUV and also the first ever with a monocoque chassis. This SUV is made on the X1 platform, which it shares with the Zest and the Bolt.There are several first in class features on offer and many for Tata cars too. The Nexon is a promising vehicle and is very spacious too. The Nexon will come with 2 engine options.
The Ford Ecosport 2017 will get a large front grille similar to the Ford Endeavour. It does resemble the design of new Ford SUVs. This also makes it seem bigger. The grille is dominated by horizontal chrome slats. The new headlamp looks much sharper than before. A redesigned front bumper and fog lamps add to the new looks of this SUV. It remains the same form the side and the rear.
The Tata Nexon follows Tata Motors’ new Impact design language. It looks stylish and this new compact SUV looks a lot different from the competition.The Tata Nexon os a radical looking vehicle. It looks more like a crossover. There is a large honeycomb front grille with humanity line. The headlamps are a continuation of the design. There are daytime running LEDs also present. The front bumper is large and the fog lamps round.. The side profile is very much like a crossover.
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The interiors of the Ford Ecosport 2017 are all new. There is a new centre console, new steering wheel and multiple new features too. More than features the new cabin feels a lot more upmarket. This is what makes it a good offering. There is a large touchscreen infotainment system, navigation, reverse camera and bluetooth connectivity. Underneath that are the AC vents, there is the climate control. An all new three-spoke steering wheel and new instrument cluster too.
The Tata Nexon’s interiors are also all new and have been designed from scratch. The Tata Nexon has a three-spoke steering wheel with controls for audio and voice commands. A new instrument cluster is used on the Nexon and it has twin dials with a driver information system sandwiched in-between. The Nexon will come with features like keyless entry, push start and stop button, a 6.5-inch touchscreen infotainment system with reverse parking camera, maps, aux, bluetooth and USB connectivity. This music system makes through eight Harman speakers.
The new Ford Ecosport 2017 will be getting the new Dragon petrol engine. This will likely replace the current 1.5-litre petrol engine. The second petrol engine will be the 1.0-litre EcoBoost petrol. In diesel there is the 1.5-litre diesel with 100bhp of power and 210Nm of torque.
Tata Nexon will be offered with a 1.2-litre turbo petrol engine. The diesel one will be a 1.5-litre one that shall churn out 108bhp of power and 260Nm of maximum torque. These are newly developed engines by Tata Motors and the diesel will come with a six-speed manual transmission. The Nexon will come with three driving modes. An AMT will also be on offer. The Nexon will have the most powerful diesel engine on offer.
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The Ford Ecosport 2017 1.5 litre diesel should return about 15.5km/l in the city, while on the highway it is about 19km/l. The new dragon petrol is expected to return around 11 km/l in city and 15 km/l on the highway, while the 1.0 litre will return 13 km/l in the city and 17 km/l on the highway.
Tata Nexon diesel is expected to return 14km/l in the city, while on the highway it should be about 18km/l. The petrol should be about 12km/l in the city, while on the highway it should be about 17km/l. The AMT should return about 18km/l on the highway, while in the city, it should be about 14km/l.
This is a close one between the two. Both offer petrol and diesel engines and are oriented towards driving joy. Both are stylish in looks and have good performance too. Nexon and Ecosport will have closely matched features too. The Nexon will be a tad more comfortable to be driven in whereas the Ecosport is more fun to self-drive. Now the deciding factor will be the final prices of the two SUVs, which will be announced during their launch.
Ford Ecosport 2017 vs Tata Nexon
- Ford Ecosport 2017
- Tata Nexon